Board Of Directors

Pure Professionalism

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Frayne McCarthy

Artistic Director of King Street Productions

McCarthy (CAEA, UDA, Actra) is a professional actor and singer who has performed all over Canada and Europe. He created the role if Marius in the bilingual world premiere of Les Misérables (Montreal, Quebece, Winnipeg), he played Capitaine Haddock in Tin Tin – le Temple du Soleil (Belgium); Verocchio in Da Vinchi (Paris); and toured with the Broadway company of West Side Story throughout Europe. In Montreal, and touring Quebec, Frayne had leading roles in Last Night at the Gayety, and the French language productions of Mamma Mia and Nelligan. In Toronto, Frayne has been shows such as Napoleon, Mamma Mia, and The Sound of Music. McCarthy is also a writer of several plays and musicals including The Virgin Courtesan (with Blair Thompson) and Autoportrait (with Daniel Boulerice). As a translator, Frayne has written adaptions of Copable (Guilty) for Rene Ripert (France); Da Vinci for Christian Schitenhelm (France); and Nelligan for Michel Trembley (Quebec).

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Kevin John Sayloy

Artistic Director of The Royal Theatre Thousand Islands

Sayloy (MSM) has been is theatre for most of his life. He holds both a BA and a MA in Theatre from The State University of New York, a diploma in Drama Education from McGill University, and is a graduate of the Professional Acting Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was the founder, and 20-year long Artistic Director, of the Turtle Island Theatre in Kahnawake, Quebec, for which he received the meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson. He is the director and accompanist for The Royal Theatre Singers, as well as The Royal Theatre Players in Gananoque.

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Jane Needles

Director of Operations

With us since our founding, Jane Needles is a key member of our board of directors. She brings her years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed. Jane is a member of the Board Of Directors at Arts Consultants Canada / Consultants canadiens en arts. She is also the president of the Montreal West Operatic Society.